Polen Capital Management Lifted By $16.57 Million Its Automatic Data Processing In (ADP) Position; Medical Properties Trust (MPW) SI Decreased By 2.52%

February 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Polen Capital Management Llc increased Automatic Data Processing In (ADP) stake by 2.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Polen Capital Management Llc acquired 152,027 shares as Automatic Data Processing In (ADP)’s stock declined 1.06%. The Polen Capital Management Llc holds 6.81 million shares with $744.90M value, up from 6.66 million last quarter. Automatic Data Processing In now has $51.50 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $116.18. About 1.45 million shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Medical Properties Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MPW) had a decrease of 2.52% in short interest. MPW’s SI was 25.56M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.52% from 26.22M shares previously. With 1.90M avg volume, 14 days are for Medical Properties Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MPW)’s short sellers to cover MPW’s short positions. The SI to Medical Properties Trust Incorporated’s float is 8.1%. The stock increased 2.73% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $12.8. About 3.83M shares traded or 65.65% up from the average. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) has declined 4.49% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 60 investors sold ADP shares while 457 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 342.26 million shares or 3.77% less from 355.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Personal Cap Advisors Corp owns 2,473 shares. Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon Corp has 0.33% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 10.91M shares. Busey Tru Com invested 0.14% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Syntal Capital Partners Llc holds 2,308 shares. New York-based Estabrook Cap Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Kistler has invested 0.09% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). 8,576 are held by Lodestar Counsel Limited Liability Corp Il. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 5.82M shares. 242,360 were reported by Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 32,170 shares. Stralem & Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 10,500 shares. Bailard Incorporated, California-based fund reported 5,539 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Macquarie Group owns 0% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 25,200 shares. Advisers Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 31 selling transactions for $37.63 million activity. Black Maria had sold 4,619 shares worth $577,837 on Wednesday, January 31. 1,373 shares were sold by Albinson Brock, worth $159,309 on Tuesday, January 2. The insider O’Brien Dermot J sold 9,775 shares worth $1.19M. $55,346 worth of stock was sold by Sackman Stuart on Friday, September 1. On Monday, January 1 the insider Siegmund Jan sold $5.68 million. Politi Douglas W sold 20,909 shares worth $2.42M. Rodriguez Carlos A sold $11.31 million worth of stock.

Among 19 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Automatic Data had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 3. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 14. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 31. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, January 22 with “Hold”. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 30. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral” on Friday, October 13. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Monday, December 11. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, October 26 report.

Polen Capital Management Llc decreased Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) stake by 297,394 shares to 3.07 million valued at $570.95 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 2.38 million shares and now owns 8.04M shares. Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.95, from 2.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 38 investors sold Medical Properties Trust, Inc. shares while 89 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 291.21 million shares or 2.54% less from 298.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 872,735 shares. Amalgamated National Bank accumulated 69,078 shares. Smith Asset Gp L P holds 3,381 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys stated it has 206,336 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 293,253 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 853,204 shares. North Dakota-based Investment Centers Of America has invested 0.02% in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Commonwealth Equity Svcs owns 90,584 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Management Lc reported 50,950 shares. Raymond James Assoc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW). Cornerstone Holdg Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.02% or 177,050 shares. M&T Bancshares Corp accumulated 0% or 41,633 shares. Fagan Assocs accumulated 55,458 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada stated it has 795,885 shares. Massachusetts Serv Ma reported 20.10M shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Medical Properties Trust had 34 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, July 1. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, December 13. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, December 16 by JP Morgan. Robert W. Baird initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $14 target in Friday, March 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, December 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 14 report. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 19.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.66 billion. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. It has a 15.61 P/E ratio. The firm also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators, as well as working capital and other term loans to its tenants/borrowers.

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